Here's a stack I made in my HyperCard class this year about how to take good photos, I got a A on it. ------------------------------------------------ Macintosh HyperCard Forum Keyword: MHC No HyperCard? Download the latest MHC HyperCard Player Checked for Mac and HyperCard viruses with Virex 5.6 (jg)
April 28, 2020 Subject:
Review for MDST by Julia Huston
This HyperCard Stack is titled “How to take good photos” and it was written by Freehours9, published in 1996. The stack was written for a class project, as written in the description by the user. Although the intended audience was probably the writer’s teacher, I would assume that a person browsing for this stack would be looking for tips on how to improve their photo taking. Perhaps a photographer could be looking for this stack. When you first launch the stack, it takes you to a title card where the name of the stack is displayed, as well as a drawing of a camera. Then, you can click to visit the main menu, where there are a variety of topics to click on which will lead you to pages that outline tips for photo taking. I think that this stack is very functional, informative, and well-organized. It is aesthetically pleasing and gets right to the point. If I were a photographer who happened to stumble upon this, or just someone seeking to improve their photo taking skills, I would be glad I did. At a time when stacks were popular to use, I would recommend that others check this out. However, now with google, it is much easier to just search for photo taking tips.
May 10, 2018 Subject:
HyperCard Stack Assignment: “How to take good photos”
This HyperCard stack is titled “How to take good photos” and was released in August of 1996 by Peter Bockenhauer for a class project on HyperCard stacks. The intended audience of this stack would be an introductory level photographer or anyone that is interested in learning basic photography knowhow. In order to use this HyperCard stack, the user clicks through different boxes, each explaining a unique topic with the suggestion that the author provides. Overall, I found this particular HyperCard stack to be very useful, as I am quite interested in photography. I gained insight into photography subtopics, such as what foreground is and how to avoid having a noisy background in a portrait photo. Furthermore, recommendations were offered on how to hold a camera, choosing a format, foreground, subject placement, choosing a lens focal length, as well as general tips on taking a photo. I think that overall this is a very strong and useful HyperCard as it serves a purpose to a legitimate feature, and allows for the expansion of the field by opening it up to new users. A particular addition that I found to be extremely helpful navigating through this stack was that the author gave visual representations in addition to his succinct directions.
I encountered very few issues when opening this HyperCard stack; however, I did discover that when I clicked on the links, some were occasionally ill-sized, opening a file too large for the page, which caused some of the information to be cut out. I only found this to be the case with two of the topics and could be a result of the browser that was being used. Lastly, I would infer from the creation of this stack that there was a lack of knowledge about basic photography skills to the general public, and that is why the creator decided to make this available.